MANILA, (PNA) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Saturday announced that the death toll from the monsoon rains and floods that struck Luzon early this week has now climbed to 31.
The latest fatality was from Batangas province, who it said died from a landslide.
According to the NDRRMC, the fatality — Jean Laksinto, 18 — was killed in the landslide at Barangay Iniculan in Bauan, Batangas.
Two more remained missing while eight were reported injured in the wake of the monsoon rain.
The NDRRMC said the monsoon rain affected 123,160 families or 588,147 people in 330 villages in 34 towns and 11 cities in seven provinces.
Of these, 5,779 families or 25,087 people are staying in 103 evacuation centers.
The NDRRMC also said at least 56 houses were destroyed while 61 were damaged.
Damage to infrastructure was estimated at P24.5 million.